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Posted by Merin on May 31, 2000 at 03:06:05:
In Reply to: Re: tab snob alert!!!!!!!!!! posted by phairis on May 18, 2000 at 13:34:04:
: : Not to interrupt your little tete-a-tete, here, guys, but I think that tabs, while they are somewhat useful, are even more destructive. A couple of years ago when I first started playing, I would learn by ear, and then I moved on to learning by tab. However, unless I already knew the song halfway by ear anyway, I coulnd't get the phrasing or anything. You CAN'T sightread tab. Now, I've switched to learning notation. I know all the notes, because I play several other instruments, but now I have to relearn which fret and which string is which note, etc. I wish I had started out this way, and for any beginner, I urge you to start out that way too.
Exacly... TAB reading makes you put down the listening and learning by hearing part of playing. I can read and take songs off records by ear, but what I don't get is WHY people find TAB easier than normal sheetmusic. I don't understand shite about TAB. HOW exactly are you supposed to playh this or that passage. I must admit, I used a TAB in combination with sheets to Portrait of Tracy, plus I learned most of it by ear. It has helped a little bit with finding all the right harmonics, but you can not put any expression in the music by reading tabs
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